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Colorful Sea Cliff Tudor mansion seeks $5.77M

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Pink-tiled bathroom alert—this is not a drill

Humble exterior hides a surprise.
Photos by Daniel Lunghi for Sotheby’s International Realty

Avert your eyes, unyielding purists: This 1938 Tudor-style mansion in Sea Cliff doesn’t give a rip about most of its roots. In this case, however, that’s not such a bad thing.

Featuring six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 3,620 square feet, 45 26th Avenue offers a refreshing palette of colors outside the white spectrum—a rarity for a recently renovated home in San Francisco these days.

The kitchen, in particular, with blue-gray cabinetry, a copper range hood, and checkered tile backsplash is a delight. The living rooms, one on the main floor and one on the top floor, come with walls bearing darker hues, which gives them both a cozier feel.

But one thing that hasn’t changed over the years (or at least not in a several decades) is the salmon-tiled bathroom with rosy sink, toilet, and tub. For all that is good and pure in this world, let us pray that the new homeowners won’t renovate this lovely loo. We’ve seen too many instances of these old lookers ripped out willy-nilly. One of the bathrooms here even has a shower closet. Stunning, to say the least.

Asking is $5.77 million; it’s listed through Gael Bruno of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The living room’s dark walls add heightened drama.
The gorgeous Tudor steel windows punctuate the living room.
A kitchen worth spending most of your time in.
Going up.
Think pink inside this spectacular bathroom.
Dig that shower closet.
Top-floor living space.
A tranquil moment outside.